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Around La Liga: Girona Keep Rolling, Atlético Madrid Scrape Win

The top four all won.

Girona v Real Madrid - La Liga Photo by Alex Caparros/Getty Images

Girona continued their strong form with their third win in a row, while the top four all won to head into the international break with the top of the table unchanged.

Newly-promoted Girona are in tenth place after beating Levante 2-1 with goals from Borja García and Cristhian Stuani. That’s their third win in a row, all by the score of 2-1. Of course, one of those wins was a famous victory over Real Madrid.

Meanwhile, Barcelona were saved by a brace from Paco Alcácer against Sevilla, a match that ended 2-1 for the Catalans and keeps them in first place. Valencia kept on winning too, 3-0 against Leganés. That’s their seventh win in a row, and people are starting to talk about them as potential contenders for the title.

Real Madrid didn’t play a great game, but they were more than good enough to beat Las Palmas 3-0. Las Palmas have lost seven in a row now, and look like relegation candidates. Atlético Madrid won - just - thanks to a strike from Thomas Partey to make it 1-0 with time almost expired.

Christian Santos scored in the very first minute with a volley to give Deportivo Alavés a much-needed win against Espanyol, 1-0. They're not out of the relegation zone yet, but that was a big win.

Speaking of the relegation zone, Malaga are still in it as Nicola Sansone scored twice to help Villarreal win 2-0 and leapfrog Sevilla for fifth place. Cédric Bakambu scored three as well, but all were called off for an offside.

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